As many of you know, my wife and I have taken up permanent residence in Tijeras, New Mexico. I have had copious numbers of Mountain Chickadees, Juniper Titmice, Pygmy Nuthatches, raucous flock of Pinon Jays, and aggressive Western Scrub Jays, and a few Stellar's Jays as well. I was reminded of who owns this area by going out to my Forerunner one morning and discovering that a spark plug wired had been chewed clean through by a rock squirrel. We knew it was the squirrel because he left some fur behind as his calling card. Because we purchased two casitas completely off the grid, I have been up to my ears in winter preparation, at 7000' elevation. Back to birding come October.
My next private tour will be the first week of Oct at the Bosque del Apache with one of my favorite Texas clients, and her birding buddy from NJ. We will be in pursuit of newly arriving Sandhill Cranes, Snow Geese, Waders, Ducks, Raptors and more.
Look forward to my next posting mid Oct. I am working on getting some pics of the Hummer Trip from a wonderful client who took some great shots. So check back....
Pictures courtesy of Sharon Lynn ©2012
Thank you Sharon!